Tribune Names Doug Thomas Executive Vice President/General Manager for Tribune365

May 17, 2010, 10:30 ET from Tribune

CHICAGO, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced that, effective immediately, Doug Thomas has been promoted to executive vice president/general manager for Tribune365, the company's national sales solutions group.

As executive vice president/general manager for Tribune365, Tribune's national sales solutions group, Thomas will be responsible for all of Tribune365's activities and will focus on key sales development opportunities and growing revenue.  Tribune365 offers advertisers a one-stop resource for multi-market, integrated and creative cross-platform sales and marketing solutions to connect their brand with their customers.  

"Doug has been a partner in the success of Tribune365 since its inception, and has played a key role in developing and implementing our strategy," said Don Meek, executive vice president/chief revenue officer for the company's interactive and publishing divisions.  "We will continue to work together closely to ensure that our national sales organization continues bringing innovative and relevant solutions to the marketplace."

"I look forward to building on the positive momentum and results this group is driving, particularly over the last three to four months, and to building on Tribune's reputation as an innovator and leader in the industry," said Thomas.

Previously, Thomas held the position of senior vice president and general manager for the western and retail divisions of Tribune365.  He joined Tribune Company in 2000 and has held leadership titles including vice president/advertising for the company's publishing division, senior vice president/strategy and development for Tribune Media Net, and vice president/advertising for the Chicago Tribune.  Prior to Tribune, he held advertising and marketing positions at Time, Inc., the National Football League, Saatchi & Saatchi, Foote Cone & Belding and the United States Football League.

TRIBUNE is one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company's broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago's WGN-AM.  Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience. At Tribune we take what we do seriously and with a great deal of pride. We also value the creative spirit and nurture a corporate culture that doesn't take itself too seriously.  

SOURCE Tribune